This Morning shares emotional tribute after tragic death of delightful guest

This Morning shares emotional tribute after tragic death of delightful guest

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    This Morning have paid tribute to politician and campaigner Matty Lock in an emotional social media message.

    He appeared on the ITV1 daytime show to discuss vacuum cleaners with Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.

    The star told the presenters at the time that he had the passion since the age of four, when he was given one as a gift.

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    Matthew reviewed different models of vacuums from his home live on air, discussing the pros and cons of each machine, as well as some live demonstrations of the suction powers.

    A statement from This Morning was posted on X, formerly known as Twitter, on Sunday (September 10), which read: "Everyone at This Morning is shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Matty Lock, aged just 19.

    "He was a delightful young man, a joy to work with and his passion for vacuum cleaners and general mechanics was infectious.

    "His family came to the studio and they were so proud that he’d turned a childhood hobby into a career.

    "We will miss him and send our condolences to his family."

    Rylan Clark replied to the post: "God that’s really sad. Sending love x"

    One fan penned: "Jesus!, he was a great guy. i also have a passion for general mechanics and he was just a ray of sunshine RIP Man."

    Another added: "Oh no! So shocking to hear on a very young age, sending all my my wishes to his family. RIP Matty!."

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    A third person said: "This is so sad R.I.P young man. Condolences to all the family."

    Matty was a member of the Labour Party in Sefton and Merseyside and was recently elected town councillor in Maghull.

    He was also a parish councillor in Lydiate.

    Labour's deputy leader Angela Rayner, who had been pictured campaigning with Matty, paid tribute online and said: "Incredibly sad news, Matty did so much for his community.

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    "My love and prayers are with his friends and family."

    A tweet from the Labour North West account added: "I want to express our deepest condolences at the loss of Cllr Matty Lock.

    "He had his whole life ahead of him, with huge potential, who I know was admired and loved across our party.

    "Our thoughts are with his mum and dad and family at this difficult time."

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